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Sturmey Archer 650B Wheelset

These are for a bike from the ’60s, but are bang up to date technologically and look pretty smart.

The story of the bike will follow when it’s assembled but why not have a look at the wheels first, consisting of a Sturmey front drum brake hub and rear 5-speed drum brake hub laced via Sapim stainless spokes to a plain black 650B rim and finished off with a set of Rivendell “Nifty Swifty” 33mm tyres with a checkerboard tread and tan sidewalls. I think they look great! Ideal for a smart utility or town bike, durable enough to be a commuter set and strong enough to go touring (if you consider 5 gears enough!).